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Aug 1, 2009

Gender Dimensions of the Extractive Industries

"Mining for Equity: The Gender Dimensions of the Extractive Industries" explores how men and women are differently involved in and impacted by the extractive industries (EI). It highlights the fact that, of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of EI, men typically have greater access to the benefits, while women are often more vulnerable to the risks.

Aug 1, 2009

Mainstreaming Gender into Extractive Industries Projects

"Mainstreaming Gender into Extractive Industries Projects: Guidance Note for Task Team Leaders" provides detailed technical guidance on how and when gender can be integrated into World Bank Extractive Industries project design, implementation and supervision.

Oct 1, 2008

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Rwanda

This report seeks to provide an in-depth legal and regulatory analysis while also reflecting the successes and challenges that women entrepreneurs are facing in Rwanda.

Jun 1, 2008

Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises en Tunisie

French only.

May 1, 2008

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This report aims to compile available research on the topic of women's contributions to Bosnia and Herzegovina's economy and showcase positive role models of women in business, in the context of the country's post-conflict background.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Uganda

This case study highlights dfcu Group's Women in Business Program, which looks at extending lending to women entrepreneurs, supported by a $6 million credit line from IFC, of which at least $2 million is dedicated to the women's program.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Tanzania

This case study highlights how Exim Bank is responding to women's demands for financing by dedicating lines of credit to women entrepreneurs running midsize enterprises through its new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Program.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Nigeria

Working with IFC experts, Access Bank first examined the women's market in Nigeria and elsewhere, while analyzing the bank's own assumptions, processes and lending requirements to see what barriers women clients faced.

Dec 1, 2007

Women Business Owners in the United Arab Emirates

The aim of this research study was to build the capacity of business women's associations to better serve their members and to expand knowledge about women's entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Nov 1, 2007

A Situação das Mulheres Empresárias de Luanda

Portuguese only.

Aug 1, 2007

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

This report documents the challenges that women face, but also highlights the successes of Tanzanian businesswomen.

Jun 1, 2007

Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa: Characteristics, Contributions and Challenges

Limited to five countries - Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates - the purpose of this analysis is to help countries in the MENA region better understand the challenges faced by women and to promote an environment in which female as well as male entrepreneurs can thrive.

Jun 1, 2007

Women Business Owners in Jordan: Characteristics, Contributions and Challenges

This report provides policy makers, financial institutions and entrepreneurial support organizations with new insights into the attitudes, challenges and needs of women business owners and their firms in Jordan.

Apr 1, 2007

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

The Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana is an advocacy tool designed to complement the Gender and Growth Assessment in Ghana by presenting the issues, concerns and successes of women entrepreneurs in their own voice.

Jan 1, 2007

Gender and Economic Growth Assessment for Ghana 2007

The report presents key findings and a matrix of policy recommendations for enhancing gender considerations in economic activity, and in particular how to facilitate the economic role of women in Ghana.

Jan 1, 2007

Gender and Economic Growth in Tanzania

The report examines gender-based barriers in the business environment that limit women's contribution to Tanzania's economy.

Jan 1, 2007

Gender and Economic Growth in Kenya: Unleashing the Power of Women

The report makes specific recommendations to address gender-related barriers in the context of ongoing government and donor initiatives to encourage private sector development as the key driver of poverty reduction and economic growth.

Jan 1, 2007

Survey on the Status of Business Women in Mozambique

This report presents the results of a study which aims to ascertain the status of and challenges facing Mozambican women's small and medium enterprises.

Nov 1, 2006

Women Entrepreneurs and Access to Finance: Global Profiles

IFC and the Kauffman Foundation commissioned research on creative and effective programs, providing access to financing for women business owners through commercial banks and microfinance initiatives around the world.

Nov 1, 2006

Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

Access to finance in South Africa is not equal across all groups. This fact sheet evaluates the challenges and opportunities to government and financial institutions in addressing this key issue.

Sep 1, 2006

Voices of Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

Women constitute a large group in Vietnam in terms of business start-up and ownership. Encouraging more women to become involved in enterprise and grow existing businesses will impact postively on Vietnam's economic performance.

Jun 1, 2006

Women Entrepreneurs Guide for Senegal

French only.

May 1, 2006

Voices of Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

The report profiles successful women business owners as role models and offers a unique perspective, grounded in experience, on the obstacles and constraints they have had to overcome.

Apr 1, 2006

Access to Credit for Businesswomen in Indonesia

Women-owned businesses represent 60% of the total micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Indonesia, offering an important contribution to Indonesia's economic growth. With so many women working in the MSME sector in Indonesia, access to credit for businesswomen becomes an important issue to consider.

Mar 1, 2006

MPDF/IFC GEM Survey of Women Business Owners in Vietnam

The women entrepreneurs surveyed identified a number of key issues and made recommendations to support the growth of women-owned enterprises in Vietnam.